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to undergo another surgery tomorrow. he was wounded in the blast. 11 -year old aaron hern of martinez, was along the race route , cheering on his mom at the time of the explosion. >> it is heartbreaking that we have to go off and we are not comfortable the we are going to be safe. and i know that president obama will help to try to take care of this for us. he is a bright, athletic cad. please servile sports and does a great in school. please -- several sports and his athletic-- >> >> pam: and tonight -- a community fund raiser was held in the bay area for the 11 year old boy and his family. another fund raiser is planned for saturday. kron four's jeff bush shows you what tonights fundraiser was like. and explains what >> reporter: martinez is a very close knit community. so, when the word went out that the hern family was right there in boston at the time when one of those bombs went off, the owners of the roxx restaurant, here on main street, sprung into action. let's take some video and show you what it looked like inside and you can see the tail end of this fundraiser dinner that
. the boy's father, alan hern -- is the varsity football coach of alhambra high school in martinez. and was in boston with his family. the boy's mother ran in the race. the family from martinez was close to the explosion. and coach hern's son was hit by some shrapnel. the alhambra high school principal released a statement. in part it says. quote -- the family is safe, and will return to martinez as soon as possible. please keep them in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. >> san francisco police are on high alert following the terror attack at the boston marathon. the f-b-i has assured san francisco police. there are no specific threats to san francisco. but patrol officers are still being asked to be extra vigilant in areas where large crowds gather. police say, the move is a safety precaution. they are asking the public to be especially alert and report any suspicious activity by calling 9-1-1. and -- in oakland tonight. police say, there is a more visible police presence at the golden state warriors game. as well as the a's game. kron four's scott rates shows u
their security plans. >>> we're also learning more today about a 12-year-old boy from martinez who is among those injured in the boston marathon bombings. family members say aaron hearn was hit in the thigh by some of that that prap fell -- sh rappel we have -- shrapnel we've been talking about. sal castanedo has more about this. >> reporter: the hearn family is well-known in martinez. the father is a football coach. his children go to the local public schools. 12-year-old aaron hearn of martinez was one of the people hurt yesterday in the boston marathon attacks. his family says his injuries are serious but he's expected to survive. hearn who attends junior high is son of allen hearn. allen hearn is an alumy and p.e. teacher. today, the alhambra principal said before the race, the coach spoke of the excitement about his wife and the marathon. >> they were very excited that katherine qualified and allen and their friend went out to support them. >> reporter: the principal said she was removed to hear the coach and his wife and daughters were okay and is glad to know aaron's injuries are not life-
is 11-year-old aaron hern of ma -- of martinez. the community came together in force to support him and his family. abc news reporter john alston is live at a restaurant where thousands of dollars were raised. john? >> carolyn, the hern family was supposed to return to martinez today after their trip to boston. because of what happened people i'm went to the cafe to make what happened a little easier. they ate pasta and salad at $5 a plate, but donated much more. it was put together by rocks on main whose grandchildren go to school with the injured child. >> it was senseless to go on facebook every day about the clam chowder when this hit so close to home. >> reporter: aaron hern was waiting for his mother to cross the finish line when shrapnal tore into his thigh. friends and strangers of martinez wanted to help with expenses so they could stay with aaron. they raised $4500. >> they are in awe of how much the community has shown them the love and total come passion and support. >> our neighbors, our great neighbors as seen by everything that has taken place and everybody has been o
. >> among the injured 11-year-old martinez boy. we have more on his condition in just a moment. but first here's marsie in boston. >>reporter: first explosion went off near the finish line near the boston mile an hour thon. 4 hours into the race. seconds later another explosion nearby. >> i literally saw the garbage bar relevant explode flash fire smoke and ran inside as fast as i could. >>reporter: chaos followed. smoke filled the air debris and blood covered the streets with injured people everywhere. those who could ran for cover. >> cowardly act will not be taken in strid. we'll turn every rock over to fine the people who are responsible for this. >>reporter: police send emergency scaw scramble to taken to the wounded. many transported from the scene in wheelchair and on stretchers. >> i saw one guy legs gone at the knees. some ankle and feet missing. shrapnel wound on people at the side of the head. >>reporter: local officials find out who is responsible for this cash annual. >> it is a criminal investigation that is has potential is a potential terrorist investigation. >>re
in martinez and was in boston with his family. the boy's mother ran in the race. the family from martinez was close to the explosion and coach hern son was hit by some shrapnel. the principal released a statement in part it says " the family is safe, and we will return to martinez as soon as possible. please keep them in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. >> and stay with kron 4 as we continue to bring you the latest information on the boston marathon attack. we will provide updates all morning here on the kron 4 morning news as well as our 24/7 channel comcast 193. you can also find latest aggression on our web site. kron4.com. as well as our face book and twitter feeds. >> here is erica with a look at our bay area weather. >> you will notice temperatures and little cooler as you wake up this morning. vallejo in the upper '30's. 49 in oakland. futurecast 4 tracking the wind for today. we will not see any advisories. we are short of advisory levels breezy conditions. wind up to 50 mi. an hour in oakland. 74 fremont. this will continue into the evening hours. it will be
martinez in 30 minutes. >> bay area woman was among many who ran in boston marathon finishing 45 minutes before the explosion and went to her hotel and there was talk of another possible explosive device. >> people are afraid to go upstairs because it is more than 25 stories and we just got word that they found another explosive device in a different hotel so the hotel starts -- starts taking people in. it was very somber. and upsetting, really, because it just went from being an amazing and exciting and positive day to, like, heartbreaking. >> april did not find out about the bombings until she got text messages and facebook questions about it from her friends. >> a recent poll shows the majority of americans are still worried a great deal about the possibility of a future terror attack. in a march poll 63 percent of americans say they are worried about an attack. a few polls taken in january found that 71 percent of americans say defending the united states from terrorist attacks should be a top priority for president obama. the issue of national security has been a top priority for at
. >> among the victims is an 11-year-old boy from martinez badly wounded by shrapnel. he was in boston to watch his mother cross the finish line. tonight he's in the hospital where he's expected to stay for at least a week. 7 news reporter is live in martinez where word quickly spread. >> aaron is sixth grader here. 12 years old in just a couple of weeks. family friends here have been getting calls and e-mails from boston screening what happened to aaron. >> he was waiting for his mom to go through the finish line. to take pingt of her and then shortly before she got there the bomb went off. >> 11-year-old aaron was in the middle the chaos severely wounded by shrapnel that dug to the bone in his thigh and hip. father was near by on reviewing stand and aaron at street level waiting for his mother who was a few hundred yards from finishing the race. >> dad up on the bleachers loo looking down l and crowd got chaotic and if he found him laying down. >>reporter: paramedic apply tourniquet. horrifying situation grew even worse when aaron father wasn't allowed to ride along in the ambula
. >>> the marathon brought dozens of runners from across the bay area to boston. among the athletes a martinez woman whose 11-year-old son was injured in the blast and is now recovering after emergency surgery. nbc bay area's jodi hernandez is live in martinez. jodi, you spoke with friends of the family? >> reporter: i did, janelle. everyone here is stunned and heart broken about what happened to this little boy. aaron and his family are well known here in martinez. his father is a high school football coach here, his mother is the former manager of the county's emergency alert system. their trip to boston was supposed to be a family adventure. instead it's turned into a nightmare. >> it's hard for me to wrap around this, to be truthful. >> reporter: katherine hern says the past day has been a whirlwind. her 11-year-old grandson, aaron, remains in intensive care in boston after getting hit by shrapnel yesterday as he waited to see his mother cross the finish line. >> they're just kind of stabilizing him and will go back in tomorrow and finish taking care of the shrapnel injury. >> she says hearn, hi
victims is from here in the bay area, the 11-year-old boy from martin martinez just watched his mother finish the race and now he is in intensive care. we are live at the high school where fellow students taking action to help. >> they are. they are mindful of the overall tragedy of what happened in boston and those who lost their life. you can see out here they have the flags at half staff at martinez junior while. inside, they are thing about and talking about their classmate. >> the 11-year-old will not run to school any time soon. his mom said on her facebook page he still needs about seven to ten days in the hospital. the administration and parents at martinez junior hire are doing their best to comfort his classmates. >> he said that he is sad and my nephew is good friends with him and three was very upset so the kids are having a hard time with it. as are the parents. >> he was waiting for his mom to finish the week when the bomb when off. shrapnel has piercedly eye and hip and leg. he has had surgery. a team is on campus and the administration is doing what they can to spread t
injury. aaron is a sixth grader at martinez junior high school where flags are flying at half staff. the students and staff are doing what they can to help a family. in one class they're raising donations putting them in a jar. the entire family is well known in this martinez community. aaron's father attended the high school where he is now a teacher and aaron's mother also teaches there. students signed cards for aaron. and his father told me by phone that his son should make a full recovery. >> i am still angry. but when he's on the ground and he has debris on him, it's not something that you expect. it's like being in a war zone, a combat zone. and he's 11 years old and there's a kid next to him that's eight, he's down on the ground and he doesn't look good. >> they did the preliminary clean up where the shrapnel hit him. he had debris that gave him abrasions. they did that kind of work and today they're kind of stabilizing him. >> reporter: erin could return after another surgery tomorrow. this city will give him a heros welcome you can bet. that's around his 12th birthday whic
hurn at boston children hospital. 11-year-old martinez boy received a shrapnel wound in the thigh and his classmates at martinez junior high put together this video wishing aaron a speedy recovery. runners tonight hope another message gets out. >> i'm a runner and these kind of tragedy they try to divide us and scare us and you can't mess with boston. tough city. can't mess with runners. >> family spokesperson the hurn family of martinez said they are overwhelmed by all of the help and concern from people in the bay area. and the 2 a's ball players say it was awesome to see aaron and faces light up in the hospital room today parents face. >> and now to an attack that did not happen thank goodness. canadian authorities stopped a deadly mr. to derail trains in the united states and canada. they announce the arrest of 2 men today who they say are connected the al qaeda elements in iran. authorities track the pair since august. suspect wanted to use explosives to derail trains going from new york to toronto. the plot was disrupted before it became operational. >> forth latest d
these crimes. the 11 year old martinez boy who was injured in the boston bombing. was released from the hospital today. aaron hern spent the day touring the bombing site. tonight, kron four's jeff bush spoke with a family friend. about aaron's progress so far. aaron and his family made their way back to the place where it all startedthe finish line where aaron was wounded by one of the twin bombs while he waited for his mom to finish the race. aaron's color was good and he was in good spiritsshowing off a few of his new souvineres. but, as difficult as it was, it was important for aaron and his family to go back to where the bombs went off. it was a very emotional, moving time and for some people it was important for closure. gay gerlack is a long time family friend and the news of aaron's release from the hospital was a relief for her and others close to the family. gay says the 11 year old has been in the thoughts of martinez residents since the word got out about his injuries. i think, right now, one of the biggest issues for aaron is how am i going to get all of these cards and
martinez who was injured in the bombings. aaron hern is recovering, and donations are helping his family get back on track financially. abc7 news reporter kira klapper joins us live from martinez. kira, a fun run is going to be happening later this morning? >> that's right, a fun run fundraiseler start about an hour and a half from now at alhambra high school in martinez. a family friend who put together the event said 500 people already rsvps for it. they are hoping more people will come. anyone who comes can run or walk alone or with a team. it's ten dollars a person to enter, five dollars for teens and you get a deal if you bringing a big group. all the money will go to helping the hern family with their unexpected and expensive medical expenses their son was near the finish line waiting for his mom to cross when the second bomb hit and sending shrapnel into his legs. he has taken his first steps. he is undergoing treatment for the severe wounds he had. but that is a testament to their strength as a hole. >> so strong, so driven. katheryn qualified from boston from her first marathon
of silence to remember the little boy martinez who was seriously injured. aaron is recovering, we are told that there is some good news what doctor were able to do to patch him up. they have been able to completely close that wound. he was hit from one of those bombs. the bombers, stuffed the pressure cooker full of nails basically things to just rip flesh apart and causes much damage as possible. as we saw those bombs caused a lot of damages. >> it's been an incredible active scene for the past 24-hour, a scene that paralyzed the town of boston and the community of watertown. it's been an incredible week that people will never forget. again, accommodating this afternoon late at 5:45 with the arrest of the second suspect and when the arrest happened people coming out and literally cheering on the streets. news immediate y having to stay back and pushed back all day and crouching down with law enforcement as their guns were drawn. very intense going house by house to search the suspect. as you see people out here on the streets, feeling released that the suspect suspect has been captured. .
to help a young victim of the bombing. anne makovec is in martinez, home of a 12-year-old still in the hospital in boston. >> reporter: aaron hern 12 years old still in intensive care at boston children's hospital. he is heavily sedated. he has a tube down his throat but he is doing okay. his mother posted an update on facebook last night saying that aaron has opened his eyes a couple of times and that he is communicating with nods that he is okay and comfortable but getting frustrated obviously with his lack of ability to communicate. so they are trying to keep him calm and rested. he is due for another surgery today. aaron went to boston with his family to cheer on his mom catherine as she ran the marathon. he has shrapnel wounds to the legs and one is severe requiring more surgery possibly eventually skin grafts. they should know more at the end of the day today. people here in the bay area are rallying around aaron and his family. this restaurant, rocks on main in martinez, hosted a special dinner last night with all proceeds going to the hern family and they say they will d
. on a student visa, has been questioned. >> a 12 year-old boy from martinez was hurt in the boston marathon last. aaron hern was as the finish line to cheer on his mother, who was running in this year's race. kron4 will tran is live in martinez this morning with the latest on aaron's condition and reaction from friends and family. >> his mother even though she finished the race she stated that on a face but that has been a difficult time and that she wants to get back to her son who is an intensive care. if she will like to send out her thoughts and prayers and that her son will undergo surgery on wednesday and he will be in boston for another seven to 10 days. the doctors will a battle with the situation but it looks like he will not be returning back to the bay area for a few more weeks. here is a statement from the principle of the school. >> the the principles stated that it is a very difficult time and that the family is safe and they will try to return as quickly as possible and to keep your pulse and prayers' with them. >> while the mother took to facebook she stated that her son was not
living their lives. live in boston abc 7 news. >> ama, thank you. >> an 11-year-old boy from martinez is a young bombing victim, injured as he watched his mother finish the race. laura martinez is live where a fund-raiser will be held. >> motional conversation with his grandmother. i heard time and again today martinez this is a small community and it rallies around those who have been hurt that. is the case here tonight this, restaurant rocks on main street is having a pasta feed for the hern family. we've talked with her grandmother who is shaken by all her family is going through in boston it was a long hall they took aaron way in the ambulance before the family could go with him. >> catherine is the grandmother of 11-year-old aaron hern who was hit by shrapnel waiting for his mother to cross the finish line monday afternoon. >> you know, his hair was sinked he was that close. his, you know, his ear was red. and his eye was swollen. they did a clean up to where the shrapnel hit him he had other abrasions. >> she told us she and her daughter helped find the hospital because her skpa
-old aaron hern of ma -- of martinez. the community came together in force to support him and his family. abc news reporter john alston is live at a restaurant where thousands of dollars were raised. john? >> carolyn, the hern family was supposed to return to martinez today after their trip to boston. because of what happened people i'm went to the cafe to make what happened a little easier. they ate pasta and salad at $5 a plate, but donated much more. it was put together by rocks on main whose grandchildren go to school with the injured child. >> it was senseless to go on facebook every day about the clam chowder when this hit so close to home. >> reporter: aaron hern was waiting for his mother to cross the finish line when shrapnal tore into his thigh. friends and strangers of martinez wanted to help with expenses so they could stay with aaron. they raised $4500. >> they are in awe of how much the community has shown them the love and total come passion and support. >> our neighbors, our great neighbors as seen by everything that has taken place and everybody has been overwhelming. >> they
support his family and also the neighbors in martinez. >> this was a pretty shameful day for washington. >> the decision made by the senate today that left president obama very disappointed. >> and temperatures around the bay area soaring into the 70s today. especially around the north bay along with some breezy conditions. temperatures outside right now still 67 degrees in san jose, but if you thought today was warm, well, we have ahead in the seven-day forecast will make today actually feel somewhat cool. 80s coming our yeah as we approach the weekend. we'll take a look at that when we come right back. look at them kids. [ sigh ] they have no idea what it was like before u-verse high speed internet. yeah, you couldn't just stream movies to a device like that. one time, i had to wait half a day to watch a movie. you watched movies?! i was lucky if i could watch a show. show?! man, i was happy to see a sneezing panda clip! trevor, have you eaten today? you sound a little grumpy. [ laughter ] [ male announcer ] connect all your wi-fi-enabled devices with u-verse high speed internet. reth
to improve in a boston hospital. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is in martinez where the community is trying to help the young bombing victim. >> reporter: we are talking about 12-year-old aaron hern. he is still in intensive care at boston children's hospital under sedation and his mother posted on facebook last night that he is doing all right relatively speaking. she says the 12-year-old mass opened his eyes a couple of times and has communicated with nods and that he is okay and comfortable but getting frustrated with his lack of ability to communicate so they are trying to keep him calm and rested. he is due for another surgery today. aaron had gone to boston with his family to cheer on his mom catherine as she ran the marathon and he has shrapnel wounds to his legs, one severe requiring more surgery possibly eventually skin grafts. people here in the bay area are rallying around aaron and his family. rocks on maine a restaurant here in martinez hosted a special dinner with all proceeds going to the hens and they say they will do this every tuesday until the family comes home with all p
is in martinez home of a 12-year- old who is still in a hospital over in boston. good morning, anne. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. aaron hern is still in intensive care at boston children's hospital. but he is going to live. his mother posted an facebook last night saying -- on facebook last night saying the 12-year-old communicated with nods that he is okay and comfortable but frustrated without the ability to communicate. he is due for another surgery today. he went to boston to cheer his mother as she ran the marathon. he now has shrapnel wounds to the legs. one is severe and will require more surgery and possibly even skin grafts. people here in the bay area are rallying around aaron and his family. the restaurant rocks on main in martinez hosted a special dinner also night with all the proceeds going to the hern family and say they will do it every tuesday until the family comes home. >> i'm here to support the family and this wonderful community we live in. we have amazing people here and everybody is rallying together to make sure that the herns are taken care of. >> reporter:
visit to the hospital room of 11-year-old aaron hern from martinez. her is recovering from injuries suffered in last week's bombings. ty waller, brandon moss and josh reddick of the as stopped by to see how he is doing. ♪[ music ] >>> and aaron's classmates at martinez junior high wanted to make sure he knows they have his back. they sent him this get well video on youtube with signs there. his math teacher took her camera room to room to show kids offering signs of encouragement. >> pretty nice. >> that's a "cool school." >> really it is. >> nice. >>> 5:04. officials on both side of the border do not think there is a connection between two terrorism suspects up in canada and the boston bombings. authorities say two men were scheming to derail a passenger train in the toronto area. the suspects are foreign nationals who do live in canada. officials say they were in the planning phase and were getting outside help. >> the individuals were receiving support from al qaeda elements located in iran. >> two suspects have been under surveillance for more than a year now. they apparently
for this witness. >> do you want the truth, mr. martinez or yes or no? >> i'm asking you questions. you seem to be having trouble answering my questions. if you have a problem answering my question, ask me that. do you want to spar with me? will that affect the way you view your testimony. >> mr. martinez, are you angry at me? >> is that relevant to you? is that important to you? does that make any difference to your evaluation whether or not the prosecutor is angry? yes or no. >> objection. >> it makes a difference to me the way i'm spoken to, and i would like you to speak to me the way i speak to you. >> well, just when you thought it was safe to pick your jaw up off the floor, snow white was invoked during cross-examination. the witness you're seeing, alice laviolette, has given lectures on fairy tale characters and domestic violence. here's a video found on youtube. she suggests that snow white could qualify as a woman of domestic violence. still cooking and cleaning and still whistling a happy tune. but that seemed to be enough for this prosecutor, martinez. he went off, especially when
for the family of the martinez boy who was injured in the explosion. friends and neighbors are coming together to raise money to help the boy's family. our news reporter is live in martinez with more. >> good morning, it is amazing the love and support that martinez is showing for an 11-year-old aaron herned government is no different starting this morning, mountain mike pizza will raise money to help the family with expenses. last night a fundraiser raised $4,000 offering a pasta dinner at $5 a plate. the owners' grasped -- grandchildren go do school with aaron hern. slap them from the blast tore into his thigh. he is in children's hospital in boston. friends and family and total strangers wanted to help and they did. >> i talk on facebook about the sandwich special and this hit so close to home. >> we appreciate our great neighbors as seen by everything that has taken place here in the past few days and everyone has been overwhelmingly gracious and kind to us all. >> his grandmother says the family will be in boston at least for another week and will undergo surgery again today. he is respon
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an unknown grave, unknown person. >> reporter: benny martinez is the chief deputy of brooks county, texas, 75 miles north of the border. last year officials there found the corpses of 129 immigrants who died after crossing the border. martinez fears immigration reform will spark even more illegal border crossings. >> it has to -- it just makes sense. it will increase the volume of people coming across. >> reporter: elsewhere in southern arizona, nbc news hid motion sensitive cameras and recorded these images of drug smugglers crossing private land. it is a concern for this arizona rancher and mother, who would only speak with her face hidden and who says smugglers routinely cross her land. she argues immigration reform cannot begin without first securing the border. >> i would say that's definitely not secure. at all. and until you can stop that, really any talks about anything else is just a waste of time. >> reporter: but another view is that a comprehensive immigration agreement could actually help secure the border, by reducing the undocumented immigrant flow. >> they're crossing the nort
a traumatic experience. this whole community here in martinez, a lot of people are praying for the 23578ly. the boys -- family. the boys father is a coach his mom happens to be the emergency planning coordinator for contra costa county they went to boston as a family to celebrate. >>> 12-year-old aaron hern of martinez was cheering on his mom at the end of her race when the bomb went off his mother, is okay but aaron took shrapnel in his thigh. >> he is okay, please everyone just have your prayers open. >> reporter: family friend said aaron is in the hospital in boston surrounded by parent and friends. >> they were at the finish line, to congratulate katherine, so they were right there in the center of it. >> reporter: he knows the family through the kiwanis club. >> aaron is through his surgery and he is going to be okay. he has to remain in hospital for a few more days but he is going to be okay. >> reporter: she has been getting updates from aaron's mom including one tonight saying he suffered many lacerations many of which were super official except for one. aaron will need yet another
of the many injured is a by from martinez watching his mother in the race. abc7 news reporter amy hollyfield is live at his school at martinez junior high school. >> new updates? >> he is doing okay. he has gone through surgery. no word, though, when he will return home to his school. he is in boston's children's hospital. the 11-year-old was at the finish line with his dad to watch his mother finish the race. he was severely wounded by shrapnel that pierced his leg and thigh and hip. his mother was a few hundred yards away when the bomb went off. he was on the bleachers looking down and the crowd got chaotic...he found him laying down. >> friends say they immediately thought of the family when the bomb went off and say he was so excited about this trip. making the situation even more stressful, friends say that his dad was not allowed to ride in the ambulance with him so for a while his parents didn't know what hospital he was in. they have found him at bought's childrens, he had surgery and we are told that his injuries are not life threatening. reporting live from martin news for abc7 new
. inside, a 12 -year-old aaron herr martinez continues to improve. according to his parents he has one particular one that is quite severe and he will have to undergo surgery tomorrow. but his progress is good and evil figure in boston to recuperate. meanwhile, a memorial to the blast victims continues to grow. people showed up with candles, signs and stuffed animals and balloons. no mac to try to show their respects, but even show that they care, with signs saying, boston be strong in boston will survive. people also rendered one young boston boy who, at eight years old lost his life in a horrible attack yesterday. he did not survive, and the entire community and country is feeling the pain tonight. >> what once seemed to be a something we watched in the distance or television, this comes too close to home. >> tonight, people remember eight -year-old martin richard. the boston boy was at the finish line with his family cheering on his father when the bombs went off. >>> his mother and younger sister were also hurt. >> he would try to make a sad moment it's a funny moment and then he w
. friends and strangers of martinez wanted to help with expenses so they could stay with aaron. they raised $4500. >> they are in awe of how much the community has shown them the love and total come passion and support. >> our neighbors, our great neighbors as seen by everything that has taken place and everybody has been overwhelming. >> they are trying to raise money where aaron is a 6th grader. >> it is a little unsettling because it is not every day you hear about somebody you kind of though or have seen around school and they are in the hospital and in surgery. >> aaron remains sedated in intensive care. he is scheduled to have surgery again tomorrow. his family will probably be in boston for at least another week. live in martinez, john alston, abc7 news. >> thank you. >>> ama dates is in boston tonight covering the bombing firsthand for us there. today she spoke with aaron's father about the attack and how his young son is doing. >> aaron hern is is an athletic and energetic 11-year-old. tonight he is sedated in children's hospital boston. he was with his dad, alan and little sister
a family from martinez. 11-year-old aaron hern is in icu tonight as the doctors are stabilizing him for surgery tomorrow. he was just six feet from one of the blasts. waiting for his mother to cross the finish line. aaron's grandmother he said that things were so chaotic the ambulance took him away before the parents could process what had happened. >> after all that 26 miles, kathryn ran, they had to walk from hospital to hospital to try to find aaron, because they didn't know where he was. >> aaron's classmates and teachers in martinez junior high school started a collection to help the family pay for medical expenses. a neighborhood family is planning a fundraiser for this coming saturday. his father, is the football coach at the local high school. we invite you to stay here for more reports on the rapidly changing story. we will have more on the morning show, beginning at 4:30 a.m. you can visit the website, for updates. >>> $250,000 if you know who is behind the massive cell phone outage. someone cut fiber optic cables, less than a mile away, someone fired a rifle at a p&ge sta
them. thank you. >> it is 4:32. a martinez boy injured in the bombings is making progress in the hospital. the mother of the 11-year-old aaron hern says he has opened his eyes and communicating with head nods. he was in boston to watch his mom cross the finish line when the bomb exploded. his leg was hit by shrapnel and support for aaron hern is growing with mountain mike's pizza in martinez will donate 30 percent of the sales through sunday to help the family. if you would like to show your support for aaron hern you can by sharing this "get well soon badge" on facebook getting the back by going to facebook.com/abc 7 news and stay with abc7 news for the latest developments on the bombings. our news reporter and anchor will join us live from boston with a slide show with the most touching images and moments of courage on the web site abc7news.com. >> happening now san francisco authorities are on the look out for one escapee from a juvenile facility. officials say there was a break out at 10:00 at the youth guidance center. officers searched throughout the night. they have
. >> the community is rallying behind his family. >> it is amazing the love and support that martinez is showing for the 11-year-old aaron hern who is recovering at this hour in boston. this restaurant, one of three restaurants holding fundraisers for his family, i spoke with a family friend in boston who use aaron hern is making a strong recovery. >> aaron hern is making a good recovery after a traumatic 24 hours. family friend spoke to us by phone from boston. >> when he wakes up, he wants to know how the family s. >> the doctors at boston children's hospital will remove a breathing tube that prevented him from speaking. he is using an eye pad to communicate. >> he is a healthy strong boy. he is a swimmer, he is in great condition, a baseball player. so all of that is going beautifully and we are impressed with how felty he s. >> he was waiting for his mom to cross the finish line when shall knell from the first bomb blast tore into his thigh. an outpouring of support from family, friends and complete strangers. >> isn't martinez marvelous? fundraiser at this restaurant raised $4,000 last nigh
marathon. around the same time today, 11- year-old aaron hern from martinez hit by shrapnel had his second surgery. his family tells us it was successful. kara is rooting for aaron's full recovery. >> i didn't know that boy or his family, but the fact that he's from where i live, it's unfortunate. >> reporter: the martinez native says the tragedy of the marathon is connecting strangers in an unexpected way. >> i was going to play some patriotic music. >> reporter: this afternoon, crowds gathered at the federal courthouse in boston, after news spread that a suspect would be taken there. >> they were saying they had the suspects in custody. they would bring them in. now they're saying they're not. >> reporter: we called the fbi and the boston police to confirm if a suspect had been arrested. they declared that the rumor was false. still, there's a feeling of progress among the public. >> my family in california is like -- they want me to come home. but at the same time, it's like, i'm here in boston and i stand by the city. >> reporter: tonight, the herns are watching over aaron as he heals
." the family has asked for privacy at this time. >> the eleven- year-old martinez boy who was injured in the boston bombings, aaron hern is steadily recovering. this according to administrators at his school, who have been receiving e-mail updates from the hern family. in the last few days, hern underwent surgeries at boston's children's hospital. first lady michelle obama even stopped by to visit aaron on thursday following the interfaith service in boston. and in a story you will only see here on kron four. besides sending hundreds of get well cards. aaron hern's classmates made a video to send him to show their support. friday, the entire student body at martinez junior high school , gathered on the school's quad to record the following. listen in. (cheers & applause) (get well, cha chanting'aaron'...) aaron's classmates say they were excited by the news that his condition has improved and that he's now able to eat once again. kron four will continue to follow this developing story on air and online at kron four dot com. you can also tune in to our 24 7 channel for the latest updat
the heart. saying that the f-c-c stands with ortiz and the people of boston. >> kinders deli in martinez is showing support for young boston bombing victim aaron hern-- who was badly wounded by shrapnel. aaron's dad, alan hern, is the football coach at alhambra high school in martinez. today, all workers of the deli sported alhambra high school football jerseys to show support of 11- year old- aaron hern- and his family. kinders is donating 15 percent of its sales to the hern family. aaron hern underwent several surgeries at boston's children hospital earlier this week. he is expected to make a full recovery. we'll continue to bring you the latest updates on the suspect and the victims of the boston marathon. here on kron 4. and on our website. at kron4 dot com. tonight, authorities are estimating that between 10 and 15 thousand people participated in yesterday's unofficial 4-20 event in golden gate park. april 20th has turned into an unofficial counterculture holiday.that's been growing in size over the years. but as kron four's philippe djegal shows us from cellphone video. that mellow
in martinez is a big a's fan. the team is if boston playing the red sox. they plan to honor aaron hern and his family this summer at the coliseum. ♪ you've got the friend in me, in me ♪ ♪ you've got troubles and i got 'em too ♪ >> how heart warming is that? those are his classmates at martinez high school with a video get well card posted on youtube. the school allowed the kids time off to shoot it and put their get well wishes down on paper. >> the running community continues to send emotional support to the victims of the boston marathon. there was one unofficial run across the country last week with 100 putting on this show of solidarity including a few who ran in the boston marathon on monday but those who have not run in boston have something to contribute. >> i'm a runner and these kind of tragedies try to divide us and scare us and you cannot mess with boston. it is a tough city. you cannot mess with runners. >> many say this is not enough to stop them from taking part in next year's boston marathon. stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage of the boston becamings with the la
and the fight was cause on cell phone video. according to martinez it was over makeup, the teacher took it away so she called her mom to demand the teach are gave it back and things escalated. >> she pushed me and started going out, like, right after she pushed me. she started hitting me. >> what did you do in reaction? >> hit her back. >> martinez was arrested by school district police for assault and will find out tomorrow whether she will be expelled. the district spokesman says that the teacher has a black eye and is now on paid leave pending an investigation. >> this is probably no surprise but we have some of the worst traffic in the nation in the bay area and the study by traffic information firm found that los angeles had the worst traffic in the nation in 2012, and honolulu was number two followed by san francisco where drivers waste an average of 49 hours a year sitting in traffic. san jose came in 7th place and drivers spending 31 hours in traffic and overall traffic is up 4 percent so far in 2013 suggesting that the economy is on the rise and sometimes you feel like you spend all th
of those is 15-year-old marlena martinez. she says it started when her teacher took her makeup away during class at chavez high school in stockton. when she demanded it back and refused to sit down, she and the teacher went at it. the two ended up wrestling on the floor before other students stepped in to break it up. martinez was arrested for assault. her teacher is on paid leave during the investigation. >>> and a similar fight at an oakland middle school also caught on camera. this one a profanity laced battle between a substitute teacher and an 8th grade girl. >> reporter: this minute-long video shows a fed-up male substitute teacher getting into a heated argument with a female student. [ crowd noise ] >> reporter: the student forces her way back in the classroom, throwing punches at the teacher. the teacher picks up a desk and pushes it toward the student. [ screaming ] >> we have reached a point of desperation. >> reporter: tonight a call to action from teachers. they showed up to a board meeting to voice concerns about incidents like this, as well as unsafe conditions and repeated v
will be in the u.s. to visit his son. >>> the boy from martinez who was injured in the boston marathon bombings today visited the site of the attacks. he and his parents returned to boylston street. you see he managed to stand up with some help. he suffered a serious injury to his thigh. he was released from children's hospital but is staying close by for further treatment. a silent auction fundraiser is going on for him at rocks on main in martinez. >>> friends and families are remembering a young mother whawas gun -- who was gunned down. ktvu's john sasaki is live and spoke with her mother live on the air at 5:00 p.m. >> these candles say it all, r.i.p. the family is here in oakland remembering the sweet face. you can see in this pict fromju >> reporter: the family came together at the spot where she died honor her. >> i am still -- i am just -- shock right now. all i am asking for is the public's help in finding my daughter's killer. >> she lost her brother said to violence and now -- brothers to violence and now calling for peace. >> everybody loved her. >> reporter: she was the 31 homicide
-year-old aaron hern of martinez returns in a wheelchair feeling better. >> still, it is hard to do things i used to do. >> volunteers are hosting two fundraisers for the family in martinez. tomorrow, a donation of pizza sales will be donated and on sunday a fun run at a high school. the details are on our website at abc7news.com. a last thing on the bombing investigation, the attorney for the suspect's parents says the dad is not coming to the united states today or tomorrow. his wife tells cnn he is having medical problems. >> the fresno county sheriff deputy has determined a cause in the mauling death of a volunteer at a fresno area animal park finding 24-year-old woman caused her own death accidentally on march 6 by not closing a door to the lion feeding cage. it escaped, pounced on hanson and broke her neck. deputies shot the lion. the owner of cat haven is not criminally liable for this unfortunate accident. >> still ahead, some possible relief on the way for airline passengers. we will tell you about the vote in congress this morning. >> another building collapse, this time i
at alhambra high school to raise money for marin hearn, the martinez boy they call amazing. >> aaron has been an inspiration to us since he came to our school, and the hearn family, so wonderful, and aaron, i ran three miles for you. >> gentlemen 11-year-old was waiting for his mom to cross the finish line when the second bomb exploded. >> it was really hard. i almost cried. and it was terrible. almost losing your best friend, terrible. >> aaron underwent two surgeries and was released from the hospital last wednesday. remarkably he took his first steps the next day. today everybody is making strides for aaron, his parents, and his ten-year-old sister who witnessed the explosion. >> i know i myself have had tears, the kids have had tears. it's a family that we consider those kids our family. >> aaron turns 12 this wednesday. the hope is he'll be back by then. even once he is home the recovery process will continue. >> his physical things might heal faster but the emotional part will take a long time. >> you can find a link on our web site abc7.com under "see it on tv". they're accepting donat
to show their support for injured martinez boy aaron hern. we start our coverage with christina mutchler. >> reporter: according to a u-s official, russia intercepted communication "discussing jihad" between the mother of the accused boston marathon bombers and someone who may have been one of her sons back in 2011. the russians turned over the intercept to the f-b-i in just the past few days. however, the conversation is described as vague, and it is unknown why there was a delay in sharing the information. congressman peter king of new york says he believes this gap is one of the reasons why the f-b-i's interview with tamerlan tsarnaev in 2011 didn't raise red flags, even though russia had expressed concerns about his radical views. >> "if russians had given the fbi early on the information they had, it would have been a lot different investigation." >> reporter: as more details emerge on "who knew what" about the tsarnaev brothers, ranking democrat on the house homeland security committee urges patience. >> "at this point, trying to point fingers saying the dots weren't connected, is
of a 12-year-old from martinez and had to have surgery. >> reporter: his family is pretty well known here. his dad is the football coach here at the high school. his mother, who was running in the race, happens to be an emergency coordinator for contra costa county. the whole family was in boston for what was supposed to be a celebration. 12-year-old aaron hern of martinez was right there, cheering on his mom at the end of her race, when the bomb went off. his mother, cathryn hern, is okay. but aaron took shrapnel in his thigh. >> he's all right. he's doing okay. just please everyone have your prayers opened. >> reporter: aaron is in the hospital, surrounded by parents and friends. >> they were at the finish line to congratulate her, so they were just right there in the center of it. >> reporter: gaye knows the family through a club. >> he has to remain in the hospital for a few more days, but he is going to be okay. >> reporter: she's been getting updates from aaron's mom, including one that says the boy suffered many lacerations. aaron w
. >>> a 12-year-old boy from martinez is among the injured. the family said he remains in intensive care but he's due for more surgery tomorrow, the kid was cheering on his mom who ran the race. >> reporter: 12-year-old aaron hern was cheering on his mom at the end of the race when the bomb went off. his mother katherine hern is okay, but aaron took shrapnel in his thigh. >> he's all right. he's doing okay. please, everyone, have your prayers open, please. he needs all he can get. >> a family friend said aaron is in the hospital in boston surrounded by his parents and some friends. >> they were at the finish line to congratulate katherine, so they were just right there in the center of it. >> she knows the family through the kiwanis club. >> he's through surgery and has to remain in the hospital for a few days but he's going to be okay. >> she's been getting updates from his mom, including one tonight that said the boy suffered many lacerations, most of which were superficial, exempt for one. katherine hern said aaron will need another surgery on his thigh on wednesday. >> i feel like so
idea de seguir practicando esta actividad. marÍa luisa martinez tiene la historia de felipe mÁlaga que terminÓ en un hospital con un cerebro prÁcticamente literalmente partido en dos. >> felipe mÁlaga es el campeÓn del deporte de riesgo que se prÁctica board. >> mira el accidente que tuvo en diciembre pasado en sudÁfrica cuando intentaba quedar entre los 10 mejores del mundo, terminÓ en el hospital con el crÁneo literalmente partido en dos. >> la cabeza me lo sacan, estuve en coma 9 dÍas. >> inicialmente pensaron que quedarÍa con graves se cuelas. >> tenÍa muy pocas posibilidades de vivir y habÍan posibilidad de que no pudiera caminar, ver, etc. >> ahora su padre puede reÍr. >> sÍ con todas las ganas para seguir en el deporte. >> a pesar de haber estado al borde de la muerte y tener la mitad de la cara paralizada y sufrir mareÓs felipe quiere sentir la adrenalina de la velocidad. >> bueno, y tengo el cerebro solamente hay que esperar, el dr. me dijo que tenÍa 6 meses en los que iba a regresar. y podrÍa hacer cualquier deporte fue una de las grandes preguntas. es decir,
reporting live from washington for abc7 news. >> thank you. a martinez 6th grader waiting for his mom to cross the finish line is hospitalized involving after surgery to remove shrapnel. he'll probably be hospitalized from seven to ten days. his mother posted he is in intensive care and doctors are not issue of the extent of the damage to his leg. he was waiting for take a picture of his mother crossing the finish line when the first bomb went off. his dad was in the stands and found him laying on the ground amid the chaos. >> among the images from the boston bombings that are resonating across the nation is one of a runner knocked to the ground. you can see the power of the blast pushed this man to the ground. the 78-year-old from washington state said the explosion happened five feet away from him the. >> i got within 15 feet of the finish marker and a terrible explosion that was so loud it deafened everything. the shockwaves must have hit my body and my legs started going like noodles and i few i was going down. >> he got back up, though, and finished the race. he then walked b
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